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February 15, 2017 0

RCADC Receives Life-Saving Donation


December 21, 2016 0

Powerful Heroin Substitute Called Pink Being Sold Online

An increasingly popular synthetic opioid known as Pink is being sold online, according to NBC News. Only four states—Florida, Ohio, Wyoming and Georgia—have banned the drug, also known as U-47700. Pink is eight times stronger than heroin, the article notes. The drug, along with other synthetic opioids, is being shipped into the United States from…
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October 23, 2016 0

DEA Warns Public and Law Enforcement About Risks of Opioid Carfentanil

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a warning to the public and law enforcement about the risks of the synthetic opioid carfentanil, ABC News reports. Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl. Carfentanil has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths in various parts of…
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October 2, 2016 0

Telemedicine Could Help Fight Opioid Epidemic, Experts Say

Some health professionals say telemedicine could help fight the opioid epidemic, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has directed $1.4 million to five pilot projects that will use video chat to connect patients with physicians who are trained in treating addiction. Using telemedicine to treat addiction faces significant challenges, the…
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October 2, 2016 0

September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month, a national observance to increase awareness and understanding of the disease of addiction. This month we’re honoring the millions of Americans in recovery – along with their families and loved ones. Support from others is essential to recovery. Here are six easy and meaningful things you can do to celebrate Recovery…
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September 18, 2016 0

Check Out the New “Family Resource Center” on Partnership for Drug-Free Kid’s Website

Thanks to our great, longstanding partner the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), a nonprofit translational research and policy organization, parents and families now have another website to help address teen substance use. The Family Resource Center offers scientifically-informed and trusted resources to help parents and caring loved ones prevent drug or alcohol use, intervene early, find…
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September 5, 2016 0

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September 5, 2016 0

College Students in Study Who Misused Stimulants More Likely to Have ADHD

A new study finds college students who misuse prescription stimulants are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with students not misusing stimulants. UPI reports students who misused stimulants also were more likely to have conduct disorder or substance use disorder. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “We…
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August 14, 2016 0